A Republican who’s served 2 terms as a state senate is looking for his 3rd victory.
But the Democrat in the race, a first time candidate, is trying to mix it up for District 5.
Republican, Randy Burckhard is the incumbent.
He’s been serving since 2010 and he says there are still items on his agenda that need to get done.
His opponent, David Haugen says it’s time for a change and wants his voice heard on opposing issues.
“It’s going to be a tough fight,” said David Haugen, District 5 Senate Candidate (D).
David Haugen is running for the first time and is doing it because he believes the people deserve a choice. He also thinks that it’s time for new voices to be heard. Haugen says that if he makes it to the Senate, he’d like to see more support in certain areas.
“Reducing property taxes and increasing the support for the public schools – that’s the main things. I have some interest in mental health and addiction issues as well,” said Haugen.
On the other side is Randy Burckhard. Now that this is his third time running he says that he’ll bring experience to the State Senate. If he’s elected in November, he says that getting funding for education, the NAWS project, and the Souris Basin Flood Protection project are on his agenda.
“I’m trustworthy, I’m approachable, and I’ve got a lot of experience, I got a lot of relationships. In this business it’s all about relationships,” said Sen. Randy Burckhard, District 5 Senate Candidate (R).
People living in District 5 will have to choose if experience will outweigh a new voice.
Republicans have won in the Senate and House races in District 5 the last 2 elections.
Tomorrow, KX will introduce you to the House candidates including an incumbent Republican, plus two newcomers – one Republican and one Democrat.